Physicians’ perceptions, expectations, and experiences of clinical pharmacists in Jordan-2017

Linda Tahaineh, Mayyada Wazaify, Fedda Alomoush, Sara A. Nasser, Neda Alrawashdh, Ivo Abraham

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Background A decade ago, clinical pharmacy was a new concept in hospital settings in Jordan, as evidenced in our 2006/2007 study. Changes in the perceptions, expectations, and experiences of physicians regarding the role of clinical pharmacists need to be investigated. Objective To document physicians’ perceptions and expectations of, and experiences with, clinical pharmacists in hospital settings in 2017, and to assess differences in these areas between the 2017 and the 2006/2007 samples. Setting: The study was conducted at four hospitals in the north of Jordan. Method Physicians completed a self-administered questionnaire similar to the one used in our 2006/2007 study, which recorded demographics and assessed physicians’ perceptions, expectations, and experiences regarding clinical pharmacists. Data of the 2017 sample were analyzed and compared descriptively to those of the 2006/2007 sample. Main outcome measure Physicians’ perceptions, expectations, and experiences of pharmacists in hospital settings in 2017. Results Two hundred and ninety-five physicians completed the questionnaire. Physicians in the 2017 sample were most comfortable with pharmacists suggesting the use of prescription medications such as antibiotics (53.6%). Physicians in the 2017 cohort agreed with the eight expectations stated in the questionnaire. Physicians’ experiences with clinical pharmacists improved in 2017 from 2006/2007 in all eight areas evaluated. Conclusion Physicians’ perceptions, expectations, and experiences towards the professional role of pharmacists have changed over the past 10 years in Jordan.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1193-1201
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2019



  • Expectations
  • Jordan
  • Perceptions
  • Pharmacist role
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacy
  • Toxicology
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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